Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Twelfth Century Grail Epoch Video

I have created a video inspired by The Grail Epoch section of Mysterium Artorius.

Here we have the music and visions of Hildegard of Bingen combined with images of Abbot Suger's Gothic Cathedral prototype at St Denis in Paris, King Arthur, Troubadours, and the Grail Romances. Arthur became a European superstar during the twelfth century. Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain had appeared around 1135 and been a huge success. The text generally accepted as the earliest Grail Romance, the Perceval of Chretien de Troyes arrived circa 1180.

I featured this subject, with an extensive extract from Mysterium Artorius, back in 2009. It could be profitably approached again in combination with the new video.